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Published: 2013/04/30

Zappa Plays Zappa to Celebrate Roxy & Elsewhere with Tour

Zappa Plays Zappa will embark on a tour celebrating the classic Frank Zappa album Roxy & Elsewhere. The band, led by Frank’s son Dweezil Zappa, will make their way across the U.S. and Canada this fall and winter, where they will perform the classic album in its entirety at each stop. Following the tour, Zappa Plays Zappa will pay homage to the album by performing at Hollywood’s Roxy Theatre on the 40th anniversary, to the day, of Frank Zappa’s epic series of concerts that produced Roxy & Elsewhere. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

As previously reported, the footage and recordings from Frank Zappa’s legendary Roxy run are being compiled into a concert film called The Roxy Performances. A trailer for the film was released back in 2003, but so far no full movie has been released.

Zappa Plays Zappa 2013 Tour Dates

9/3/13 Providence, RI - Lupo’s
9/4/13 Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall
9/5/13 Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
9/6/13 Iowa City, IA - Englert Theater
9/7/13 Urbana, IL - Krannert PAC/ Ellnora Guitar Festival
9/8/13 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
10/8/13 Lincoln, NE - Rococo Theatre
10/9/13 Eau Claire, WI - State Theatre
10/10/13 Chicago, IL - Copernicus Center
10/11/13 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
10/12/13 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
10/13/13 Kent, OH - Kent Stage
10/16/13 Philadelphia, PA – Keswick Theatre
10/17/13 Buffalo, NY - Kleinhans Music Hall 
10/18/13 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/19/13 Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/20/13 Ottawa, ON - Algonquin Commons Theatre
10/22/13 Laval, QC - Salle Andre’ Matie
10/23/13 Sherbrooke, QC – Theatre Granda
10/24/13 Saint Hyacinthe, QC – Centre de Arts Juliette-Lassonde
10/25/13 Saint Jean sur Richelieu, QC – Theatre des Deux Rives
10/26/13 L’Assomption, QC - Theatre Hector Charland
10/27/13 Quebec City, QC - Imperial Theatre
10/28/13 Rimouski, QC - Salle Desjardins-Telus
10/31/13 New York, NY - Beacon Theater
11/1/13 Portland, ME - State Theater
11/2/13 Boston, MA - House Of Blues
11/3/13 Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse  
12/8/13 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
12/9/13 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
12/10/13 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy


There are 46 comments associated with this post

Ted Lehman May 1, 2013, 10:24:42

Play an Atlanta date please!!!!

Jay May 1, 2013, 10:45:06

I have many favorite Zappa albums and this one is right up there. Chester Thompson on drums… so good. Do we know who his band will be?

Benny Erlandsson May 1, 2013, 11:09:50

Will you come to europe, Sweden ?

Jim May 1, 2013, 11:14:27

Hey man!! Where is the Vancouver BC show? Or even the Seattle one?

Frederico May 1, 2013, 11:18:24

You´re comming to São Paulo, Brazil?

Willythepimp May 1, 2013, 11:36:04

Frank was a genius, he’s been dead 20 years, Roxy was a great album, isn’t it about time Dweezil stopped leeching off his fathers material?

Frederico May 1, 2013, 11:38:40

You´ll comming to São Paulo, Brazil?

Rein May 1, 2013, 12:21:12

Come to Rotterdam (Netherlands) and please release the movie!

To Willy the Dick. May 1, 2013, 12:26:29

That’s gotta be the most unappreciative comment I’ve ever had the displeasure of reading about ZPZ. You truly are a prick for saying that,

dk70 May 1, 2013, 13:00:49

How is performing some of the most intricate incredible music ever composed “leeching”?

roddy bain May 1, 2013, 13:08:13


William Alexander May 1, 2013, 13:15:40

A Grand rapids show! YES.

Peter Gilson May 1, 2013, 13:22:28

Wow. No Florida or Ga dates. What an epic downer. Come on guys. There’s a contingent of us down here that Loved Frank and don’t leave us out! :(

Sean May 1, 2013, 13:27:29

No Nor. Cal shows?

sincfiles May 1, 2013, 13:52:56

7 dates in Quebec and not 1 in Alberta?

Colorado!!!!!! May 1, 2013, 13:56:04


maarten de boer May 1, 2013, 14:22:18


anders elander May 1, 2013, 14:35:06

Please come to Stockholm! It would be nice…

ANders May 1, 2013, 15:04:15

Make your way to Sweden early next year!

gary May 1, 2013, 15:06:22

a couple of texas shows would be greatly appreciated!

Joe May 1, 2013, 15:21:14

Saskatchewan as well?

James May 1, 2013, 15:45:48

YES, Texas shows PLEASE.. Been packed the past few years. We love you!!

zombywoof May 1, 2013, 16:46:39

Come to Amsterdam .

laurent May 1, 2013, 17:01:39

Paris ?
Nantes ? France :(

Hutchentoot May 1, 2013, 17:01:50

Willie The Dick. Again, if you don’t want to see the band, don’t. I have seen the band 4 times and love the band. The music, unlike most out there, deserves to be played. And DZ is a fantastic guitar player. DZ, thank you for your efforts.

Rick Anderson May 1, 2013, 19:14:11

Eau Claire Wi , this is great news i won’t have to drive to Minneapolis to see this .. Thank you Dweezil..

Marc Katz May 1, 2013, 19:30:05

Dweezil and his band are as good as it gets these days. He has become quite the accomplished guitarist. Thank god for you, Dweezil, for keeping this incredible music alive. Can’t wait to see you and the band once again this July at Dweezilla. Last year’s “camp” was among the most joyful 5 days of my life. Keep on keeping on.

DJM May 1, 2013, 19:40:08

No Seattle date, or any on the west coast save in Los Angeles? BOO!!!!

woodrec May 1, 2013, 20:52:36

dz isn’t leeching…good grief -he’s frank’s son! besides, dz does his own music as well. his own albums and the “z” albums are all good… and his last couple of solo efforts have been really great. however what he what he does with zpz is indeed a service to his dad’s fans. although the zpz band has it’s own groove and deserves to be heard regardless of that. ‘ll miss having a an nc show for this tour though.

snottydick May 1, 2013, 21:30:19

cant wait!!! come to alberta!

Thomas May 1, 2013, 21:56:39


Antony Wibberley May 1, 2013, 23:17:07

Aaaaargh – No TX dates?

patricia May 1, 2013, 23:18:47

will there be a show in CO?

jack May 2, 2013, 00:31:18

Adelaide Australia again please Dweez!

Rick May 2, 2013, 11:06:06

Anyone know if hes bringing this tour to Europe?

BB Bear May 2, 2013, 13:59:47

Seen ZPZ a few times. Last time they played the Keswick I took my wife (who was not a fan) since my son had gotten sick and couldnt go. The show was amazing and by the time the show ended my she couldnt wait to see them again!! Took her for her B-day to Atlantic city and had a chance to meet and talk with Dweezil before the show. He couldnt have been more gracious. My wife asked him if he’d play Happy Birthday for her and during the show and he did. Then gave her and signed the set list when the show was over.
If you’re a fan of music and you DONT go see ZPZ you are really missing out on a great time!

Stewart Dickson May 2, 2013, 14:16:25

I saw Zappa Plays Zappa at the Pageant in St. Louis 12/12/2012 — An incredible (5-piece) simulation of a much larger band. Brenda, from Lancaster, where, oh where are you?

Jeff May 2, 2013, 23:08:40

Oh my my my Willie has it wrong! Symphonies play great music by dead Composers all time!! And Frank Zappa was the BEST COMPOSER in American history!!!! No one comes close in my eyes! No one, was genius!!

Mark May 2, 2013, 23:09:52

I will be at the vogue on October 11, I can’t wait. Roxy and Elsewhere is my very favorite Zappa release. I saw you in Phoenix a few years back, it was fantastic. I can’t wait to see this show. I can point you to the good food in that area if you email me. The Vogue is a decent venue with some interesting restaurants around. The Jazz Kitchen is nearby.

workin4yuda May 2, 2013, 23:33:02

ZPZ does do a nice show but….check out for a show near you.

Vinnie May 2, 2013, 23:40:39

Never really cared for the Roxy album. Apostrophe is still my favorite. I am surprised that Frank’s son is performing that “comedy music” (ref: 200 Motels).
Only because I saw 7 shows of Frank’s last American tour. When at Nassau Coliseum he tried to get Dweezil to pick up a guitar. It was No Dad, I No Wanna Play Comedy Music.
I mean the kid is great on guitar, as I saw him and his brother in Asbury Park. Even hanging out with Gail. Yet, when he had the chance to do his dad right, he instead dissed him.
Maybe I’ll see the Halloween show, as that was always my favorite night for years to hear Frank Zappa music …

MASBOU May 3, 2013, 09:13:44

When will you play in PARIS ,

Noomies May 3, 2013, 15:08:23

Looking forward to seeing you next time you come to Scotland. Please make it Glasgow this time instead of Edinburgh.

Pete May 3, 2013, 20:55:00

PLEASE come back to SYDNEY AUSTRALIA I missed your last gig … PLEASE...

Kevin Venske May 6, 2013, 06:18:05

Are there going be European tour dates added? Especially London? PLEASE.

MAMMYNUN June 10, 2013, 18:25:31

what,s the chance of making a 2nd dvd? roxy would be perfect. saw you twice in phx. huge scheila fan. fz fan for life.

Katie September 8, 2013, 17:08:11

Please come to Prague!

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